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Herman Bernstein & Albanian-Jewish Relations

Herman Bernstein & Albanian-Jewish Relations On December 14, 2014, Ambassador Mal Berisha, an IAPS adviser, presented a speech at the YIVO Institute of Jewish Research, highlighting the work of Herman Bernstein, American Minister to Albania (1930–33), and the fact that throughout history and especially during the Holocaust, not one Jew was harmed in Albania. For more on Berisha’s presentation see his website post (Albanian) […]
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London Statue unveiling ceremony of Albania’s National Hero George Kastrioti Skanderbeg

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MEETING WITH 103-YEAR-OLD GRACE JOHNSON ERICKSON

MEETING WITH 103-YEAR-OLD GRACE JOHNSON ERICKSON Boston 26 March 2014 Intro Meeting people of whom I have heard, but have never seen, is always a special pleasure to me, be they common people, mere acquaintances, artists, media people, scientists, writers or politicians. In meetings with people something always remains in my mind: their appearance, their manner of expression, their unassuming or […]
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Yamey- Berisha’s farewell party

MAL BERISHA’S FAREWELL PARTY 30th October 2015, at Regents University, London BY ADAM YAMEY It was thanks to an electronic message sent to me by Lixhan John Lumani, an Albanian barber in Connecticut (USA), that I first met Ambassador Mal Berisha. The barber informed me that an Albanian film was to be shown at Rich Mix in London’s Shoreditch district. […]
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IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM  Prologue Professor T. Scarlett Epstein passed away on the 27th of April 2014 at the age of 92, leaving behind many precious memories, among the most interesting ones were those of Albania. I knew her in the early days of my work in London when my diplomatic colleague Ms.Teuta Starova informed me that Prof. Epstein wanted to meet […]
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ALBANIAN DIPLOMATIC SERVICE, 1912 – 1939

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ALBANIAN DIPLOMATIC SERVICE, 1912 – 1939[1] (Pre-state, Independence, First Republic, Kingdom) Written by Mal Berisha[2] Albanians have shown their diplomatic capacities much earlier than the independence in 1912. Even during the epoch under our National Hero, Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg in the XV Century Albania had diplomatic relations with the Venice Republic, the Kingdom of Naples […]